After last year's pole position with the BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing has now marked the debut of the BMW M4 GT3 by making it to the front row of the grid in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Augusto Farfus posted the second-fastest time of 8:10.640 minutes. In the #72 BMW M4 GT3, Dan Harper claimed sixth spot for the BMW Junior Team – directly ahead of Christian Krognes from the Walkenhorst Motorsport team in seventh position. Nick Catsburg drove the second ROWE Racing car to 13th on the grid, after his team-mate Sheldon van der Linde set a spectacular best time in Top Qualifying 1. Ben Tuck reached 18th place in the #102 BMW M4 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport. The #20 BMW M4 GT3 from Schubert Motorsport, with Jesse Krohn at the wheel, just missed out on progressing from the first section of Top Qualifying. He will start from 21st position. The #100 Walkenhorst Motorsport car will start from behind the starting group.